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The agenda is now available below. More information and speakers will be added over the coming weeks. If you are interested in speaking opportunities, please contact Joana Lima at 5ghuddle@forum-global.com or on +44 (0) 2920783024.

All speakers marked with (*) are to be confirmed.

 

Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Morning

09:30 – 11:35

Session 1: Setting the scene

09:30 – 09:40

Welcome and Introductions


Nigel Jefferies, Chairman, WWRF

09:40 – 09:55

Keynote - A Global Industry Perspective


Shen Zukang, Head of Wireless Standards, Huawei

09:55 – 10:10

Special Address


Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Chairman, TSDSI (Telecom Standards Development Society of India)

10:10 – 10:30

Inaugural Address


Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad *, Minister for Communicaitons, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Government of India
Shri Anshu Prakash *, Secretary, Telecom & Chairman, Department of Telecommunications , Government of India

10:30 – 10:35

Vote of Thanks


Bharat Bhatia, President, ITU-APT Foundation of India

10:35 – 11:35

High-Level Roundtable Discussion – 5G Deployment: state of play and early lessons from around the world

A high-level discussion that will look at the state of play in 5G deployment in different regions and countries arounds the world, and early lessons and challenges that have been seen. By sharing real-world insights and experience from the deployment of 5G networks, experts will address how these early implementations are going, and look at the path ahead as the brave new world of 5G starts to emerge.

Speakers to include:

Tonnie de Koster, Adviser for Digital Single Market International Outreach, European Commission, DG CNECT
Sudhir Dixit, Vice Chair Americas, WWRF and Co-Founder, Basic Internet Foundation Oslo

11:35 – 11:50

Morning Coffee and Refreshments

11:50 – 13:00

Session 2: WRC19 – delivering the required spectrum to power the 5G future?

This session will offer the opportunity to look in detail at the outcomes of WRC, and at what these mean for the future of 5G and ensuring that the required connectivity for mobile and other technologies can be met.
- What were the decisions at WRC on the key spectrum bands for 5G?
- Following these decisions and outcomes, to what extent is the required spectrum now in place to power the 5G future?
- With 5G set to be delivered through a mix of technology and a ‘network-of-networks’, to what extent will the decisions at WRC19 help to meet the future requirements of key technologies such as satellite, WiFi and HAPS alongside those of mobile?
- What are the key candidate bands for 5G that are now set to be considered at WRC-23, and what are the next steps in the build up to this?


Moderator: Yi Shen Chan, Director, Plum Consulting

11:50 – 12:05

Opening Presentation


Bharat Bhatia, President, ITU-APT Foundation of India

12:05 – 13:00

Panel Discussion

Speakers to include:
Bharat Bhatia, President, ITU-APT Foundation of India
Representative, ZTE
Representative, Department of Telecommunications

Afternoon

13:00 – 13:45

Lunch

13:45 – 15:10

Session 3: Meeting the Regulatory & Cyber-Security Challenges of 5G - Securing the long-term 5G future

As well as offering huge potential benefits, the emergence of 5G also offers a number of challenges – not least in the area of security, where it is expected to significantly alter the cyber threat landscape that is seen today. Governments, regulators and industry stakeholders are working together in response to this, in order to deliver a co-ordinated and future-proof approach to ensure the security of 5G networks. This session will look at the work that is being done, and the best way forward to deliver secure and robust 5G networks for all.

- How is 5G changing the security landscape, and what is being done to tackle the new security challenges? - How are Governments and industry working to stay one step ahead of the hackers and ensure that a 5G architecture is developed that delivers long-term end-to-end security and resilience? - How can some of the international security concerns that have been raised be addressed by network providers, and how can wide-spread trust and confidence in the security of 5G networks be ensured?

13:45 – 14:00

Opening Presentation

14:00 – 15:10

Panel Discussion

Speakers to include:
Samant Khajuria, Senior Specialist Cybersecurity, Terma A/S
Debabrata Nayak, CSO, Huawei Telecommunication India
Narendra Nath, Joint Secretary, National Informatics Center, Government of India
P Balaji, Chief Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Officer, Vodafone Idea

15:10 – 15:30

Afternoon Coffee and Refreshments

15:30 – 17:35

Session 4: The 5G Mini-Huddles – Delivering the long-term and sustainable future for 5G

5G roll-out has begun, but we are still just at the start of the journey. There still remains a number of key challenges that need to be overcome in order for the long-term potential of 5G to be maximised. Not lease in the areas of business model development and network optimisation. To what extent is there an understanding of the business models that will underpin the long-term future of 5G? And when it comes to network roll-out, what are the likely costs there, and to what can be done to ensure that these don’t become a barrier for overall 5G deployment? The 5G mini-huddles will offer the opportunity to examine these 2 areas in a bit more detail, with panellists in each session asked to address 3 key questions.
Each session will take the format of an interactive ‘mini-huddle’, with 3 panellists asked to address 3 key questions.

15:30 – 15:45

Opening Presentation


Adrian Scrase, CTO, ETSI; and Head of Mobile Competence Centre, 3GPP

15:45 – 16:40

Mini-Huddle (1): Evolving sustainable business models for a 5G future

- How is 5G already changing business models for mobile operators and connectivity providers, and to what extent are long-term, sustainable 5G business models starting to emerge?
- Which of the three proposed application scenarios for 5G (enhanced mobile broadband; massive machine-type communication; and ultra-reliable, low-latency, communication) is likely to deliver the most compelling business cases going forward?
- How are mobile operators and other connectivity providers ultimately going to make money from 5G and start to recoup the huge investments that have been made?

Satish Jamadagni, Vice President - Network Planning Engineering, Head of Standards., Reliance JIO
Peter Lindgren, Professor, PhD - Multi Business Model Innovation and Technology, Aarhus University
Adrian Scrase, CTO, ETSI; and Head of Mobile Competence Centre, 3GPP

Moderator: Simon Fletcher, CTO, Real Wireless

16:40 – 17:35

Mini-Huddle (2): Optimising the Network Architecture to make 5G viable

- What are the essential architecture component that make 5G sustainable?
- What are the estimated costs of full roll-out of 5G networks in countries arounds the world, and what tools are available to help reduce these costs?
- To what extent can the emergence of new technologies such as AI and machine learning help to make 5G more efficient and reduce roll-out and operational costs?
- What impact can high roll-out costs have on the longer-term development of 5G, and the overall service offering to consumers?

T. K. Anuradha *, Director, SATCOM PO, Indian Space Research Organisation
Suresh Chitturi *, Director, Head of Technology Standards, Samsung R&D
Adrian Scrase, CTO, ETSI; and Head of Mobile Competence Centre, 3GPP

Moderator: Hendrik Berndt, Vice President for Europe, Middle East, Africa, WWRF

Thursday 6 February, 2020

09:40 – 09:55

Keynote Presentation


Sameer Sharma, Regional Director a.i. ITU Regional Office Asia-Pacific, Bangkok , ITU

09:55 – 10:10

Special Address


Shyam Mardikar, CTO, Reliance JIO

10:10 – 10:30

Inaugural Address


Shri Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao *, Minister of State for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Human Resources, Government of India

10:40 – 10:45

Vote of Thanks


Bharat Bhatia, President, ITU-APT Foundation of India

Morning

10:45 – 11:00

Morning Coffee and Refreshments

10:45 – 10:50

Introduction from moderator - current situation in India


Shri Kishore Babu, Deputy Director General, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India

11:00 – 13:05

Session 5: Gearing Up for 5G in India – A focus on national issues

11:00 – 12:10

Session 5.1: Spectrum Pricing & Management for 5G in India

The National Digital Communications Policy 2018 recognised spectrum as “a key natural resource for public benefit to achieve India’s socio-economic goals” and advised “optimal pricing of spectrum.” Spectrum is a major component of cost of network roll out. Many countries have already auctioned spectrum for 5G, while the pricing mechanism varies across regions. This subject has always been a matter of debate in India as well. This session will provide global and Indian perspectives to explore best practices in developing pricing and licensing models for 5G.
Shri Kishore Babu, Deputy Director General, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India

11:05 – 11:20

Setting the Scene - A global perspective on 5G spectrum pricing


Moderator: Yi Shen Chan, Director, Plum Consulting

11:20 – 12:10

Panel Discussion

Speakers to include:

Moderator: T. V. Ramachandran, President, Broadband India Forum

Parag Kar, Vice President, Government Affairs, India and South Asia, Qualcomm
Rajan Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India
Ravi Gandhi *, Chief Regulatory Officer, Bharti Airtel

12:05 – 13:05

Panel Discussion

Speakers to include:
Kiran Kuchi, Founder and CEO, WiSig Networks
Satish Jamadagni, Vice President - Network Planning Engineering, Head of Standards., Reliance JIO
Babu Narayanan KJ *, CTO, Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT)

Afternoon

12:10 – 13:05

Session 5.2: Role of Indian Academia, Research & Standards bodies in driving Innovation in 5G

5G technology is poised to bring in new use cases across industry verticals. India is pushing for indigenous approach in bringing standards to enable relevant use cases for 5G adoption. The Panel will discuss 5G use cases as well as those of Emerging Technologies and how they can help augment the operators revenues with delivery of affordable, innovative and future ready services such as AI & VR and their applications across verticals.

Moderator: Pamela Kumar, Director General, TSDSI (Telecom Standards Development Society of India)

13:05 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 17:15

Session 6: Driving digital and socio-economic transformation: Working together to deliver the benefits of 5G to all areas of society

If harnessed correctly, 5G has the potential to positively impact all areas of society and truly deliver digital transformation. This morning’s sessions will look at some of the different areas and use cases that 5G can impact across rural and urban environments, and in both developed and developing countries.

14:00 – 15:20

Session 6.1: Driving digital transformation in urban environments

5G is already starting to transform cities all around the globe, and improving environmental, social and economic aspects of urban life. Underpinned by the increased speed, reliability and capacity offered by 5G networks, ‘smart cities’ are becoming a reality. This session will look at some of the innovative new use cases that are emerging for both businesses and consumers, as well as at the challenges that lay ahead to ensure that the potential of 5G in urban areas is truly achieved.
- What new services and use cases can be enabled by 5G in cities and urban areas, and what impact are these already starting to have on communities and societies?
- What lesson have been learnt from field trials and test beds of 5G in urban areas that can be transferred to a real-world situation?
- What will be the best way to deliver the densification of networks that will be necessary to provide the required network connectivity in urban areas and how can regulators work to deliver a licencing regime that conducive to easy roll-out of small-cells and 5G more generally?
- As the volume of data increases, which areas in future end-to-end 5G networks offer the greatest risk of becoming potential ‘bottlenecks’, and how can network operators plan now to avoid these appearing?
- With approximately 70% of 5G use cases in urban areas expected to occur indoors, how can it be ensured that the required connectivity is delivered inside building as well as on the streets in urban areas?


Moderator: T. V. Ramachandran, President, Broadband India Forum

14:00 – 14:10

Case Study: 5G & Smart Cities


Bipin Pradeep Kumar, Co-Founder and Director, Gaia

14:10 – 14:20

Case Study: 5G & Intelligent Transport & Logistics


Seshadri Mohan, Professor, UA Little Rock

14:20 – 15:20

Panel Discussion


Bipin Pradeep Kumar, Co-Founder and Director, Gaia
Seshadri Mohan, Professor, UA Little Rock

15:20 – 15:40

Afternoon Coffee and Refreshments

15:40 – 17:25

Session 6.2: Not just for the digital ‘haves’ – the role of 5G in tackling the digital divide

If harnessed in the right way, 5G has the potential to help transform the lives of citizens in rural areas and developing regions as well as in cities and urban hubs. For this to happen, there is a need to think creatively when developing connectivity technologies and solutions, and to ensure that the connectivity requirements of individual regions and communities are fully understood. This session will start by looking at the challenges and opportunities that 5G offers for rural communities, and the approach that needs to be taken to ensure that 5G helps to narrow rather than widen the digital divide. It will then go on to examine the potential that 5G can offer if harnessed in the right way, and examine some specific casde studies in the areas of healthcare, agriculture and mobile money.

- How do the requirements of 5G differ in rural areas from those in large cities, and how can it be ensured that the connectivity provided to communities and regions meets their specific requirements?
- How can it be ensured that the network and infrastructure is in place to enable 5G to close rather than widen the digital divide?
- What innovative solutions to deliver rural connectivity are already being seen in different regions around the world?
- What new services and use cases can be enabled by 5G in rural areas, and what difference can this make to the lives of communities and societies in these areas?
- What mix of different technologies will be required to deliver 5G to rural areas, and how are technology companies, connectivity providers and other key stakeholders working together to achieve this?


Moderator: Adrian Scrase, CTO, ETSI; and Head of Mobile Competence Centre,, 3GPP

15:40 – 16:10

Part 1: Innovating to deliver rural connectivity - Global Initiatives and Projects

A look at some of the ways in which stakeholders are coming together to deliver rural connectivity.

15:40 – 15:50

Presentation


Pranav Jha, Senior Research Scientist, IIT Bombay

15:50 – 16:00

Project Loon and/or Google WiFi in India

16:00 – 16:10

Project Internet Lite


Sudhir Dixit, Vice Chair Americas, WWRF and Co-Founder, Basic Internet Foundation Oslo

16:10 – 17:25

Part 2 Case Studies – Revealing the potential of 5G in rural areas

16:10 – 16:20

Case Study: 5G use case in Healthcare

We have heard about some of the creative ways in which 5G is being brought to rural communities. Now we will examine the potential that exists once the connectivity is provided, and the ways in which it is already starting to make a difference to the lives of citizens and communities.
Sachin Chaudhari *, IIIT Hyderabad

16:20 – 16:30

Case Study: 5G use case in Agriculture


Jyoti Vaddi *, Head of Marketing and BD, CropIn

16:30 – 16:40

Case Study: Digital payment and Mobile Money


Knud Erik Skouby, Professor, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University

16:40 – 17:10

Panel Discussion


Sachin Chaudhari *, IIIT Hyderabad
Knud Erik Skouby, Professor, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University

17:10 – 17:25

What’s ahead? Looking beyond 5G

- What will come after 5G: B5G or 6G? What is the likely timeframe to B5G/6G trials and rollout?
- What will the world look like beyond 5G? What will B5G or 6G bring that 5G has not?

Sudhir Dixit, Vice Chair Americas, WWRF and Co-Founder, Basic Internet Foundation Oslo

17:25 – 17:45

Wrap Up and Conclusions


Nigel Jefferies, Chairman, WWRF

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When

Wed 5 February, 2020 09.00 to
Thu 6 February, 2020 17.30

GMT+5.5

 

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The Imperial New Delhi

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Delhi 110001, India

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